Fish Finger Pie

  • 15MINS
  • 40MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 509KCAL

Sometimes the simplest meals are the tastiest! This slimming friendly family dinner is on the table in under an hour.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories509
  • Carbs64g
  • Protein26g
  • Fat14g
  • Saturates5g
  • Sugars6.2g

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Put those fish fingers from the back of the freezer to good use and rustle up this Fish Finger Pie for a midweek meal that the whole family will love. With just a few, simple ingredients (most of which you probably already have in the kitchen), you can make a hearty dish that’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. 

Layers of fish fingers, beans, cheese and mashed potatoes mean that this recipe is real comfort food. Served with a scoop of fresh vegetables, it’ll bring back memories of school dinners in the best way possible!

Cook in the oven until the cheesy topping is bubbling and golden. It tastes amazing and it’s minimal effort – the dream combination! 

What diets is this Fish Finger Pie suitable for?

This Fish Finger Pie can be enjoyed on a gluten free diet, as long as you use gluten free fish fingers. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Fish Finger Pie?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Fish Finger Pie?

Not at all! In fact, you probably have most of these ingredients already in your kitchen. Dig out the fish fingers  and that tin of beans from the back of the cupboard. 

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How many calories are in this Fish Finger Pie?

There are 509 calories per portion in this Fish Finger Pie, which means it falls into our Special Occasion category. It’s a filling main meal all in one, which means the calories are much lower than other similar dishes. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Fish Finger Pie is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190ºC. Line a baking tray with foil and grease with a little low calorie spray. Grease the ovenproof dish with a little low calorie spray.

Step 2

Put the potatoes in a large saucepan of cold water and cover with a lid. Place over a high heat and bring to the boil, taking care not to let the water boil over. Reduce the heat to medium, partially cover with the lid and simmer for 20 minutes until tender when tested with a knife.

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Step 3

Drain the potatoes well and return to the saucepan off the heat. Mash well with the milk and 50g of the Cheddar cheese. Season well with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.

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Step 4

While the potatoes are cooking, cook the fish fingers: Place the fish fingers on the prepared baking tray and place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or according to the packet instructions, until cooked throughout.

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Step 5

To assemble the pie: place the cooked fish fingers in the bottom of the greased ovenproof dish and spread out evenly.

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Step 6

Pour over the baked beans, spreading evenly over the fish fingers. Sprinkle over the remaining 50g Cheddar cheese in an even layer.

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Step 7

Add the mashed potato, spreading evenly over the cheese. Texture the top with a fork. Sprinkle over the remaining 20g Cheddar cheese and place on a baking tray.

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Step 8

Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown on top and piping hot throughout.

Step 9

Serve with steamed vegetables or an accompaniment of your choice.

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How do you know when Fish Finger Pie is cooked?

Before assembling the pie, you should cook the fish fingers according to the instructions on their packet. They should be cooked all the way through in around 10 minutes. 

Once the pie is assembled it will need another 20 minutes in the oven, until the cheese is bubbling and golden on top. 

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Fish Finger Pie in the fridge?

We do not recommend keeping any leftovers of Fish Finger Pie in the fridge. This dish tastes best when it’s made and served fresh each time. 

Can I freeze Fish Finger Pie?

This recipe is not suitable for freezing as it uses fish fingers that have previously been frozen. To keep you and your family safe, you should not freeze food more than once. 

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Fish Finger Pie

Sometimes the simplest meals are the tastiest! This slimming friendly family dinner is on the table in under an hour.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 509
  • Carbs 64G

Ingredients

  • 10 frozen breadcrumbed cod or haddock fish fingers
  • 4 large potatoes, approx 200g each, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 100 g reduced fat mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 60 ml semi skimmed milk
  • 415 g tin reduced sugar and salt baked beans in tomato sauce
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the topping

  • 20 g reduced fat mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated

18x27cm ovenproof dish

Baking tray

kitchen foil

large saucepan with lid

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190ºC. Line a baking tray with foil and grease with a little low calorie spray. Grease the ovenproof dish with a little low calorie spray.
  2. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan of cold water and cover with a lid. Place over a high heat and bring to the boil, taking care not to let the water boil over. Reduce the heat to medium, partially cover with the lid and simmer for 20 minutes until tender when tested with a knife.
  3. Drain the potatoes well and return to the saucepan off the heat. Mash well with the milk and 50g of the Cheddar cheese. Season well with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking, cook the fish fingers: Place the fish fingers on the prepared baking tray and place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or according to the packet instructions, until cooked throughout.
  5. To assemble the pie: place the cooked fish fingers in the bottom of the greased ovenproof dish and spread out evenly.
  6. Pour over the baked beans, spreading evenly over the fish fingers. Sprinkle over the remaining 50g Cheddar cheese in an even layer.
  7. Add the mashed potato, spreading evenly over the cheese. Texture the top with a fork. Sprinkle over the remaining 20g Cheddar cheese and place on a baking tray.
  8. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown on top and piping hot throughout.
  9. Serve with steamed vegetables or an accompaniment of your choice.

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Recipe notes

Tip: You can use any type of breadcrumbed fish fingers, but the most widely available types are cod or haddock.

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LornaSaturday 26th February 2022

Am I going mad, but the cheese amounts in the method don’t seem to add up to the ingredients?

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    HollyMonday 28th February 2022

    Hi Lorna, There is 120g cheese in total. 50g cheese added to the potato before mashing, then 50g added over the top of the beans, then the final 20g is sprinkled on-top of the layered pie. Hope that helps!

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Diana PrinceFriday 11th February 2022

Absolute love this recipe.

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    SharonMonday 14th February 2022

    Hi Diana, thanks so much for your lovely comment. We’re so pleased you love this recipe! Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

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RebeccaThursday 10th February 2022

Hi in relation to your fish finger pie which sounds delicious, if the fish fingers have to be fully cooked before making the pie, will they not dry out when dish is cooked for another 20 minutes?

Thank you

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    SharonFriday 11th February 2022

    Hi Amy, the fish fingers are covered with a layer of baked beans in tomato sauce and grated cheese which will prevent them drying out. The mashed potato on top will then seal in the moisture. Hope this helps and thanks for your question.

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